At this time, the Jonesboro School District is working to develop our Back to School - Ready for Learning Plan for the 2021-2022 school year. We will continue to follow guidance as provided by the Arkansas Department of Health regarding social distancing and safety precautions. The Arkansas Legislature passed an Act stating a public entity can not require masks. Though not required, we are strongly recommending any individual who is not vaccinated continue to wear masks while indoors.
Currently, we do not plan to offer a full-time virtual option for the 2021-2022 school year. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a statement that "children and adolescents benefit from in-person learning and safely returning to in person learning in the fall of 2021 is a priority".
We are working diligently to ensure safety procedures are in place when students return on campus in August. We are currently awaiting guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and will respond to any changes or requirements issued by DESE.
Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.